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Re: [future-fuels-and-vehicles] Nissan LEAF

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  • murdoch
    On second thought, I have to use the pictures for some other exclusive purpose. [Default] On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 17:57:51 -0700, murdoch
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      On second thought, I have to use the pictures for some other exclusive
      purpose.

      [Default] On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 17:57:51 -0700, murdoch
      <murdoch@...> wrote:

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      >I haven't checked their schedule. I saw it sometime late Dec., early
      >Jan. Then I assume they had to drive off to the North American
      >International Auto show, but I don't know.
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      >They did display the LEAF itself, but it was not allowed for driving.
      >The driving was in a test-mule that did not have a LEAF body (and at
      >extremely low speeds). I'll post a couple of pictures.
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      >[Default] On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 17:19:30 -0500, "Ron Cochran"
      ><rcochran@...> wrote:
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      >>Hi Murdoch,
      >>
      >>Thanks for your reply.
      >>
      >>So, I assume the Tucson one that you're talking about happened sometime
      >>between Dec. 30 and Jan. 5 (according to Nissan's schedule). It doesn't
      >>bode well for having an actual LEAF in Raleigh on Jan. 29. I'm not sure
      >>it's worth driving 2 1/2 hours just to see the test-mule. I was really
      >>hoping for the real thing.
      >>
      >>Ron
      >>
      >>-----Original Message-----
      >>From: future-fuels-and-vehicles@yahoogroups.com
      >>[mailto:future-fuels-and-vehicles@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of murdoch
      >>Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 2:15 AM
      >>To: future-fuels-and-vehicles@yahoogroups.com
      >>Subject: Re: [future-fuels-and-vehicles] Nissan LEAF
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      >>
      >>I went to the one in Tucson and drove the test-mule vehicle (not a
      >>LEAF) around the lot at 5 mph, which was a disappointment, to have to
      >>keep it that low. There was nothing wrong with the vehicle, but the
      >>speed was so low. The Nissan people were good to speak with and they
      >>seemed open to some good discussion.
      >>
      >>This was sort of the official version (various politicians and
      >>business leaders speaking, etc.).
      >>
      >>There was later a display (but no test-ride) more for the general
      >>public.
      >>
      >>[Default] On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 10:44:41 -0500, "Ron Cochran"
      >><rcochran@...> wrote:
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      >>>So has anyone been to one of the LEAF events that Nissan is hosting across
      >>>the country, yet? I know the kick-off one in LA was kind of a
      >>>disappointment (at least to me) in that Nissan didn't actually have a
      >>>working LEAF on hand. A "sort-of-LEAF" doesn't count. A LEAF event is
      >>>scheduled in Raleigh, North Carolina on Jan. 29. That is near enough to me
      >>>to go take a look.
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      >>>Ron
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